Opiates

Drugs

Get Up to Speed On the UK's New Approach to Various Drugs

It's been a busy year for UK drug policy, but where do we stand right now?
David Hillier
10.19.18
Narcomania

The Medics Who Get High On Their Own Supply

With stressful jobs and easy access to pharmaceutical grade opiates, it's no wonder some doctors get hooked on the drugs they use on their patients.
Max Daly
7.9.18
High Wire

America's Rich and Powerful Have Permission Slips to Get High

From politicians to business executives, America's drug policy is set up to give recreational access to (white) people with status and money – and screw everyone else.
Maia Szalavitz
5.22.18
Drugs

How Fentanyl Took Hold of Britain's Drug Users

The super-strength opiate is already killing Brits, but could we ever find ourselves in a similar situation to the USA, where 20,000 people overdosed on fentanyl in one year?
James Nolan
3.12.18
Noisey News

Flea Shares His Struggle With Opiates In An Open Letter

The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist details his opiate addiction in an open letter for 'TIME.'
Kristin Corry
2.27.18
Drugs

The Secret Lives of Functioning Heroin Users

"I use on a lunchtime at work, only a couple of lines or so, which I smoke in the disabled toilet."
David Hillier
9.15.17
Drugs

TV Presenter Tests Positive for Opiates After Eating Poppy Seed Bagels

The BBC’s Angela Rippon isn’t the first to fail a drug test due to poppy seed baked goods.
Daisy Meager
5.31.17
Health

I Tried Kratom, the Latest Drug the US Wants to Ban

While kratom is still legal in Canada, the person I bought it from said it's "not for human consumption." I tried it anyway.
Laurent K. Blais
12.6.16
News

What It’s Like Saving Lives on the Front Lines of an Opioid Crisis

"It's been chaos and constant putting out fires, not only in our building of 90 residents, but on the streets, in the alleys."
Sarah Berman
10.31.16
Drugs

What Happens When Drugs Become Too Powerful for Overdose Kits?

Naloxone kits are failing more and more often because drugs like fentanyl are more potent than they've ever been. Health officials say new approaches are necessary.
Dr. Blair Bigham
10.5.16
Photo

Photos of the Synthetic Drug Epidemic That's Ravaged Gaza

For years now, Gaza has been rocked by the proliferation of a synthetic opiate called Tramadol. We sent a photographer to document sales, police confiscations, and the human suffering that pushes people into opiate use.
Antonio Faccilongo
10.2.16
Film

What Hollywood Often Ignores in Films About Drugs

And how one new film is trying to change that.
Allison Tierney
9.22.16
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